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Nairobi: Private 5-Day Maasai Mara, Nakuru & Naivasha Tour

1. Nairobi: Private 5-Day Maasai Mara, Nakuru & Naivasha Tour

Discover Kenya's premier wildlife destinations on a 5-day tour from Nairobi and have the chance to see the famous Big 5 animals. Take several guided game drives around Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru, cycle around Hell's Gate, and spot hippos on Lake Naivasha. Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara After pickup at your accommodation in Nairobi, commence your drive to Maasai Mara via the Great Rift Valley viewpoint and marvel at the breathtaking panorama of the valley. Arrive in time for lunch, then depart on a game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve after check-in. Return back to camp for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2: Maasai Mara Spend a day exploring the Maasai Mara National Reserve in search of the Big 5 game animals. Between July and November, catch sight of the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania, a spectacular annual event only seen in Maasai Mara. Keep an eye out for the predators of the savanna — lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful surroundings. Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru Enjoy one final early morning game drive in the reserve. Have breakfast before beginning the drive to Nakuru, where you'll arrive in the afternoon. Day 4: Nakuru to Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate After an early breakfast, head to Lake Nakuru National Park for a 3-hour game drive. Look out for the rare white rhinos — one of the Big 5 — and have the chance to see pink flamingos. Continue to Naivasha, where you'll arrive in time for lunch. Visit Hell's Gate National Park for a biking safari, then enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha for birdwatching and hippo viewing. If your energy levels aren't up to cycling, you can take a driving tour of the park instead. Day 5: Naivasha to Nairobi After breakfast at your accommodation, begin your return journey to Nairobi. Enjoy lunch along the way and conclude your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or at the airport.

Nairobi: 6-Day Amboseli, Nakuru, and Maasai Mara Safari Tour

2. Nairobi: 6-Day Amboseli, Nakuru, and Maasai Mara Safari Tour

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park (L, D) You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:30 AM-8:00 AM, at which point you will travel to the Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Afterward, you'll proceed to an afternoon game drive which will last until around 6:30 PM. Day 2: Full Day at Amboseli National Park (B, L, D) You will have the entire of your second day to explore the park, with a break to enjoy a picnic lunch. Amboseli National Park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya, and is often referred to as the "Home of Elephants". Some of the largest elephant herds are found here, and the game park also contains zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, and antelope. Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru National Park (B, L, D) Departing Amboseli in the morning, you will travel via Nairobi for lunch before driving to the Great Rift Valley, stopping to view the scenery along the way. You will soon arrive at Lake Nakuru, which is also referred to as the Pink Lake due to its number of flamingos. After arriving in the evening, you'll proceed to take a game drive, followed by dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru guest house. Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingos, as well as over 400 species of birds found there. The lake itself is a soda (or alkaline) lake on the floor of the Rift Valley. The lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species. Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve (B, L, D) Begin with an early-morning game drive in which where you can watch and photograph birds and animals. Following that, you'll enjoy breakfast before departing for Maasai Mara. You will arrive there in time for lunch, before later heading out on an afternoon game drive. Day 5: Full Day at Maasai Mara National Reserve (B, L, D) Following breakfast, leave the camp and proceed for a whole-day game drive. You will have a picnic lunch, and will also cover the Mara River. Day 6: Maasai Mara to Nairobi (B, L) On your final day, you will travel from Maasai Mara back to Nairobi.

From Nairobi: 2-Day Tour Nakuru & Naivasha Lakes

3. From Nairobi: 2-Day Tour Nakuru & Naivasha Lakes

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park Meet your safari driver and guide at your hotel in Nairobi then set off northwest towards Lake Nakuru. On the way, make a short stop to view the Great Rift Valley from an elevated position. Arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park in time for a pre-lunch game drive. Look out for giraffes, waterbucks, black and white rhinos, buffalo, lions, and leopards, amongst other wildlife which calls the National Park home. On the shores of the lake, find thousands of flamingos feeding on the algae. Then, stop for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, or a similar location nearby. Finally, enjoy another afternoon game drive around Lake Nakuru and the forest. Dinner and accommodation will be at Fisherman's Camp Lake Naivasha. Day 2: Hell’s Gate & Lake Naivasha Arrive at the entrance to Hell's Gate around mid-morning, where you will set off on a 2-hour bike tour. There is the option to drive, for those who prefer not to bike. During the ride, have the chance to see bushbucks, dik-diks, giraffes, gazelles, gnus, hartebeests, impalas, klipspringers, buffaloes, hyraxes, zebras, hyenas, jackals, mongooses, baboons, monkeys, and porcupines. The park has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeier vultures. Visit the gorges and capture beautiful panoramas then return the bike to the entrance at around 12 PM. Along the way, visit the Masai community. Then, at 1 PM, have lunch at Naivasha Fisherman's Camp. After that, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Naivasha, where you can see some of the local wildlife including hippos, buffalo, fish eagles, pelicans. At the end of the tour, get driven back to Nairobi for around 6 PM.

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What people are saying about Nakuru

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4.4 / 5

based on 12 reviews

It was an unforgettable trip. The travel company is very professional and caters to the wishes of the travelers (the wishes are always preferred even if it is not on schedule) We had George as our tour guide and he was the best. We never had a tour guide with whom you felt so safe and had so much fun.